Top 10 Bloodiest MMA Fights in History

Fans adore action and violence, so if that suggests that there will be blood flying all over the Octagon, then we are probably talking about the perfect combo. Simply put, elbows and foreheads in MMA don’t mix and frequently result in the bloodiest fights, which can leave most spectators feeling ill. Despite how brutal these bouts appear, most injuries only require a few stitches. A few painkillers are also necessary the next day.

And these fights are actually quite uncommon! But we had many of options because to MMA’s rich history. Whether you enjoy full-on bloodbaths or not, chances are good that you’ve already seen some of the most graphic MMA fights listed below!

10. Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Big Foot” Silva

We don’t know if we’ve ever witnessed two 265-pound-plus monsters go at it for 25 minutes straight like Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva did at UFC 193. The fight will be remembered as one of the greatest Heavyweight contests of all time. Silva is a tough guy, but we didn’t expect him to take all the explosives the Hunt threw at him. Silva was chowing down on the shots like cupcakes, whereas most people would normally stumble after the first.

Even flyweight warriors would be envious of the two fighters’ cardio as they were both close to ending the battle. Despite the fact that both fighters were heavily bleeding, the medical team continued the bout. It was all the supporters could have hoped for!

9. Rory McDonald vs. Robbie Lawler — UFC 189

The MMA battle that took place that evening in Vegas will go down in history as one of the most brutal and perhaps the most thrilling ever. This is furthered by the fact that the 2015 “Fight of the Year” award went to this Welterweight championship contest.

Lawler, a veteran of numerous fights and brawls, approaches things more methodically than the Canadian sensation. Having said that, we’ll never know what compelled McDonald to agree to a blow-for-blow contest with the Champion. Fans around the world simply adore every second of this brutal conflict, despite the fact that he may still be second-guessing his choice.

8. Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan — UFC 160

This is not the fight you want to show your lady when trying to convince her to start watching mixed martial arts, as UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan stated during the live broadcast.

Wild power puncher Jeremy Stephens can knock someone out from nearly any position. He met Estevan Payan, a promotional newbie, in UFC 160. Stephens delivered a nasty elbow to Payan to welcome him into the promotion right away, badly cutting his forehead.

The worst is yet to come, though. Stephens moved to the mat in the second and began blasting with his GNP ability. Payan was choking on his own blood after the bombardment of savage elbows! To his credit, he persevered through the struggle, perhaps losing two litres of blood.

7. Jay Hieron vs. Jonathan Goulet — UFC Fight Night 2

Perhaps the bloodiest battle in the history of “Ultimate Fighter” took place between two up-and-coming fighters making their way through the competition.

Hieron put on a show by showcasing a great wrestling game in the opening round. However, Goulet only needed one knee to the skull to cause a large wound in the second.

Hieron was bleeding profusely while in the lead and landing blows. Many of us believed the medic would end the bout because of the blood all over the Octagon. To everyone’s surprise, though, the action went on. In the first minute of the third, Gouled delivered one more knee, which caused the referee to call time on the bout.

6. BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson — UFC 80

One can have the erroneous impression of how talented and successful BJ Penn was after seeing his recent demise. One of his best performances to date was the contest with Joe Stevenson at UFC 80. Penn quickly gained the upper hand in the contest.

He delivered a vicious elbow with less than a minute remaining in the first round, opening Stevenson’s brow! The American was literally blinded by the volume of blood gushing out.

Between rounds, the cutman’s hands were full, but Stevenson returned for more. Penn, however, took him down again and finished the fight with a submission. The most famous scene saw Penn clutching Stevenson’s neck while blood poured from his forehead.

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5. Stefan Struve vs. Denis Stojnic — UFC 99

Stefan Struve, who is 7 feet tall, is conceivably the tallest UFC competitor ever. He had a significant height and reach advantage throughout his career, but he struggled to defend takedowns. And in his battle with Stojnic at UFC 99, this almost proved fatal.

After securing the first takedown, Stojnic spent the majority of the round controlling Struve on the ground. A large cut was made on Struve’s bald skull by a forceful hammer fist in the final minute of the round. The Dutchman would get it through the opening round, but Stojnic would pick up where he left off in the second round.

Things for the “Skyscraper” became urgent as blood poured from his head. Fortunately for him, he was able to shift into the submission position and perform the Hail Mary. Lists of the bloodiest MMA fights will always include images of Struve applying the choke while blood was pouring from his head.

4. Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon — UFC 115

The two toughest competitors that UFC fans have ever witnessed are Miller and Lauzon. Lauzon is one of the most thrilling as well, having earned 15 post-fight bonuses. The spectators at UFC 155 swiftly got what they wanted as both competitors bit their mouthpieces, threw their defence out the window, and exploded in the pocket.

Miller scored early in the first round with a powerful knee and elbow behind. On Lauzon’s forehead, two significant incisions appeared right away. The scenes that followed were not suitable for anybody with sensitive stomachs. With blood in his eyes, mouth, and nose, Lauzon lay on his back for the remainder of the round.

In between rounds, the physician gave Lauzon the all-clear to proceed. A cut under Miller’s eye shortly afterward caused the struggle to turn into a drenching of blood. Miller made a choice in the epic battle, but they both gained the hearts of the audience.

3. Cain Valasquez vs. Antonio Silva — UFC 160

Valasquez sorely needed a fight to put him back in the mix after Junior Dos Santos stole his Heavyweight title from him. But Antonio Silva, a Brazilian, blocked his path at UFC 160. The battle will be remembered as one of the most lopsided massacres in history.

As anticipated, Valasquez got a takedown early on and then started blasting with ground and pound attacks. Silva was struck with several hard elbows, which immediately covered his face in plasma. The doctor examined the wound before allowing Silva to carry on.

Cain kept attacking the wounds, which made the blood spray even more. The battle was then abruptly stopped by the referee. It appeared that Valasquez was escaping the crime scene because of the blood that was all over the place.

2. Renato Sobral vs. David Heath — UFC 74

One of the most brutal MMA fights in history was between Sobral and Heath. We anticipated pyrotechnics because both boxers had displayed intense hostility toward one another during the buildup.

Without any notable events, the first round ends. However, in the second round, both combatants pulled the triggers on all of their firearms. After delivering some brutal ground and pound blows, Sobral opened a large cut on Heath’s skull. He continued to re-target the same area while the blood continued to flow. Really, it was agonising to see!

It may sound strange, but because of how gory it was, Sobral appeared to be holding a knife. Finally, in the second round, Sobral applied the anaconda choke and defeated Heath. Soon after the bout was stopped by the referee, Sobral was fired from the UFC for refusing to submit.

1. Edwin DeWees vs. Gideon Ray — TUF 4: The Comeback

For many up-and-coming athletes, “Ultimate Fighter” has long served as a testing ground. Slugfests and blood baths are therefore rather prevalent. In place of medical personnel at TUF season four, it appeared that a homicidal psychopath was seated next to the cage.

Despite the fact that the fighters were being cautious in the first, the aggression would increase in the second. Ray was punished by DeWees with some good short elbows after advancing to the mat. Ray’s forehead wound was now open, and blood was gushing out of it. The doctor entered, but evidently this wasn’t enough to quench his thirst.

TUF fights were supposed to go two rounds each, but after the judges ruled a draw, the two had to go a third round. DeWees carried on from where he left off in the second, smashing and concentrating on Ray’s head injuries. The most amazing thing was watching Ray use one hand to stop the blood from spraying while using the other to fight back.

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